- the telling of a story by a narrator who summarizes events in the plot and comments on the conversations, thoughts, etc., of the characters.
- the sphere or world in which these narrated events and other elements occur.
Compare mimesis(def 2).
Origin of diegesis
1800–10; < Greek diēgēsis ‘a narrative’, derivative of diēgeisthai ‘to describe, narrate’ < dia- dia- + hēgeîsthai ‘to guide’
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A surgeon has bought the 'Diegesis', and tendered me half a sovereign to give him a private lecture to-morrow evening.The Battle of The Press
Theophila Carlile Campbell